The Nashville Predators battle the Philadelphia Flyers who have been competitive since losing their captain, and the Winnipeg Jets hope to stay in the hunt for the playoffs when they welcome the Arizona Coyotes to town.
Nashville Predators (-275) vs Philadelphia Flyers (+220)
The Predators look to bounce back after consecutive 6-1 embarrassing losses to the Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights. Juuse Saros is bound to bounce back quickly as he is one of the league’s best and a big reason for where the Predators are in the standings. They hope to not fall back too far of the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues so that they aren’t stuck in a wild card spot.
The Flyers are trying to play spoiler. It will be a hard fall if the Predators miss the playoffs, but you never know. The Flyers will continue to try and get their young players in the action and finish the season on a better note. The problem is that they are on the road where they have just eight wins on the year and are on the fourth of a five-game road trip.
The Dallas Stars are hot on the Predators’ tail and any team would hate to face the Colorado Avalanche in the first round. Take the Predators in this one to bounce back and also the over (O6, -120) since both teams have been involved in high-scoring affairs lately.
Winnipeg Jets (-275) vs Arizona Coyotes (+220)
The Jets are really fighting to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot. They still have a chance with how they’ve been playing of late, winning seven of the past 10 games. They have a favourable schedule to end their season, which continues against a Coyotes team that has dropped four in a row.
The Jets play much better at home, which is a plus for them, but the Coyotes are also better on the road. Kyle Connor has been playing very well lately and Nikolaj Ehlers has really helped the offence since returning. Both are players to watch in this one as it should go in the Jets’ favour. The goaltending could be better for the Jets and the Coyotes have allowed four goals in four consecutive games. Take the over in this one as well (O6, -120).
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